University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 27128
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Face
Height: 18.9cm
Width: 17cm
Thickness: 0.44cm
Outside Diameter:16.1cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number308 - Field No SF

Description

Flat base; cylindrical neck with everted lip; two vertical loop handles on body. Painted. With a face on neck.

Face-neck vessel. Narrow-necked jar/bottle with a globular body, flaring neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a flat base. The vessel has a modeled face on the neck with ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. There is a band of painted decoration on the shoulder in red, white, and black representing a double sided head of an animal. The face is also painted red, black, and white. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "308."


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